Chris Bosh is averaging 14.3 points and 4.8 rebounds per game in the Finals. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Heat forward Chris Bosh isn't ready to concede the NBA Finals to the Spurs despite his team being down 3-1 heading into Game 5 Sunday night in San Antonio.
"We're not going down. We're going to win this game tonight," Bosh told reporters on Sunday, according to an ESPN report. "We're going to come. We prepare like we need to do. Plain and simple, we're going to win this game."
When asked if he was guaranteeing victory, Bosh said: "I don't care about guarantees. We're just going to win the game."
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No NBA team has ever come back from a 3-1 deficit in the Finals (it's happened 31 times before), and only two — the 1951 Knicks and 1966 Lakers — even forced a Game 7.
But LeBron James isn't worried about the history.
"Why not us? History is broken all the time," he said. "And obviously we know we're against the greatest of odds. No team has ever come back from a 3-1 deficit in the Finals, but there was a point where no team came back from a 2-0. There was a point where no team came back from a 3-0. There was a point where no team came back from a 3-1 or 3-0 deficit in the ALCS, and then the Red Sox did it against the Yankees.
"So history is made to be broken, and why not me be a part of it? That would be great. That would be a great storyline, right? But we'll see what happens. I've got to live in the moment, though, before we even get to that point."
The Spurs' three victories in the series have come by an average of more than 18 points per game, and they lost Game 2 by only two points.
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